Wichita Mountains Climbing Area Guides


Seems a theme on here lately has been putting a bunch of older stuff back online. I have so much material from previous versions of this site that it’s high time that it go back online. As I continue to rediscover that old material it will find a place on here. Some of the guides need a bit of updating/editing so please take them with the understanding that they are not perfect. Likewise, the hand drawings were done many years ago (even before digital cameras!) and clearly there are better works out there so I’m not trying to compete – just trying to share what I created so many years ago.

Silo Art Project on Kickstarter


If you haven’t already heard through some other avenue, here it is for those of you that still check Fusion47:

The SILO ART PROJECT is this massive public art endeavor taking place at Rocktown Climbing Gym in downtown OKC. Artist Rick Sinnett will be painting a giant mural of his work called THIS LAND on the silos. We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign and it’s already met the Funding initiation goal of $16,000 but we still have many days left in which to raise as much as possible to make this thing a reality!

Please check it out and donate if you can.






Charons Gardens Wilderness Area in WMWR Temporarily Closed – Excessive Heat and Dangerous Conditions


Due to the extreme heat conditions in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, the Refuge has decided to temporarily close the Charons Gardens Wilderness Area until further notice. Recently, there has been a number of heat-related incidents due to hikers and other day users that have resulted in Refuge personnel having to perform rescues. Rescues in this heat put a significant toll on the Rangers as they have to subject themselves to the heat in order to perform these rescues.

For the safety of the public and Refuge personnel we ask that everyone please respect the temporary closure during this excessive period of high temperatures.

If visiting other areas of the Refuge please take extra caution to ensure that you are prepared for the heat; plan your day, spend plenty of time in the shade, bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Know how to recognize the sign and symptoms of heat-related illnesses (http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ItsHotOutHere) and treatment.